$1 million in funding
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About us

JewishColumbus aims to inspire, grow and sustain Jewish life in Columbus, Israel and around the world — nurturing and connecting our vibrant, diverse community. We convene and invest in our community so that every Jew in Central Ohio embraces our role in building a bright Jewish future. In order to keep our community energetic, growing and safe, we keep our finger on the pulse of our community’s most pressing needs. Using our collective resources, we also anticipate and plan for the future.

JewishColumbus partners with local agencies, schools, synagogues, Israel and overseas partners to maximize our impact with available funding from the Annual Campaign and endowment fund resources. The Community Impact Committee (CIC) brings together and gathers stakeholders to lead the community in establishing a vision that is innovative and reflective of this collaborative brain trust. 

CIC aims to create the best of all possible worlds for our greater Columbus Jewish Community.  Our process is designed to best meet our partner agencies’ funding needs and strategic initiatives. We come from a place of partnership, understanding and acknowledging that the organizations we fund know their businesses best.

FY23 Community Impact Committee

Sue Podell, Chair
Ayelet Ben-David
Nicki Bloch
Adina Kozberg
Alex Libin
Terri Meldrum
Shelby Nathans

Even Remer
Julie Saar
Rabbi Hillel Skolnik
Heidi Solomon
Julie Wasserstrom
Devorah Weprin
Jim Winnegrad

JewishColumbus Professionals 

Community Impact Coordinator
Chief Impact Officer